Siblings Janet Jackson (pictured left) and Jermaine Jackson (pictured) were reportedly caught having an argument outside of the family home on Monday, shortly after the Calabasas, Calif., sheriff’s department was called in response to a family disturbance that took place there, according to TMZ.
Janet, Jermaine, and another unidentified sibling were said to be fighting over bringing Michael’s children (Paris, Prince Michael, and Blanket) to their mom who has been holed up in Arizona.
The photo of Janet and Jermaine having their war-of-the-words was snapped not even an hour after authorities were responding to a call that two unidentified Jackson family members had come to blows. One relative pointed the finger at the other, telling sheriff officials that they had been physically assaulted.
As to whether the battling Jacksons were Janet and Jermaine, investigators are remaining mum about the incident.
The Jackson estate has been making headlines recently, because some of the Jackson siblings are going after the executors of Michael’s estate, accusing them of mismanagement, fraud, and the unlawful manipulation and abuse of their 82-year-old mother. A letter was sent to the executors by Janet and four other siblings, where they enumerated their gripes.
The executors have been responsible for taking the estate out of a $14-million debt and are reportedly benefiting from its windfall, earning 10 percent from most deals they enter in to on its behalf.
The Jackson clan allege that not only did their brother Michael detest the attorneys, but he was not present at the signing of the will. Suffice it to say, the siblings will look to take their accusations to a legal forum.
This past weekend, family matriarch Katherine was thought to be missing. Katherine, who is the family gatekeeper and the legal guardian of Michael’s three children, was actually on a reported much-needed vacation visiting daughter Rebbie in Arizona.
According to Radar Online, Katherine is being pressured by her children Randy and Jermaine to publicly denounce the estate’s executors because the two are cash-strapped.
Reportedly, an insider told Radar Online:
The siblings’ motivation for this very public battle with the executors is all about money, that is all. They are determined to do whatever it takes to try to gain access to the money. Michael’s brothers and sisters have also made inquiries about the monthly allowance that his children get from the estate.
It’s a very substantial amount of money and covers their schooling, security and living expenses. If Katherine were to become incapacitated, or worse….there would absolutely be a custody battle for the kids. Under terms of Michael’s will, Diana Ross would become their guardian.
However, she has made it known that she isn’t at a place in her life where she can do that since she lives on the East Coast and would never think of uprooting them. Debbie Rowe, biological mother to Michael’s two oldest children, Prince and Paris, has very strong feelings about making sure none of his siblings or Joe Jackson have an active role in raising the kids.
So as the unfortunate Jackson saga unfolds, NewsOne will be here to keep you up to date!